Well jings crivens and help ma boab! Where did aw the Wullies’ come fae? An army of Oor Wullies’ descended on the city of Edinburgh overnight.. There are around 60 in Edinburgh, I’ll try and get a wee album together soon, Below is the OWBBT Oor Wullie – Oor Classic #2627 outside the Scottish Parliament
It’s not just Edinburgh’s Old town that has spooky vaults, you can fine one in Gilmerton, about 4 miles southeast of the city. There you will find a wee surprise lurking under the ground.
Gilmerton Cove is a series of underground passageways and chambers hand carved from sandstone, dating from the 18th century. Folklore claims it was the work of an 18th century local blacksmith ‘George Paterson’.
However it’s original use is still a mystery theories claim that it was simply a drinking den for gentry, perhaps a refuge for persecuted Covenanters or smugglers? some even link this site to the Knight Templars (Imaginative folk who haven’t seen a map claim that there could be a secret passage leading to Melrose Abbey)
This is the University of Edinburgh’s New College, located on the mound opened in 1846, it’s now the location of the school of divinity. The spire in the middle is the Hub, Home of the Edinburgh International Festival.
On the left is the statue of John Knox who was responsible for the The Scottish Reformation
Fun fact! In 1999 it was the temporary home of the first Scottish Parliament in nearly 300 year
New Collage The University of Edinburgh on the mound